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Old 17-10-2011, 11:12 PM   #317
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The Battle of the Beanfield took place over several hours on the afternoon of Saturday 1 June 1985 when Wiltshire Police prevented a vehicle convoy of several hundred new age travellers, known as "The Convoy" and referred to in the media as the "Peace Convoy" from setting up at the 11th Stonehenge Free Festival at Stonehenge in Wiltshire, England after English Heritage who were the custodians of the site persuaded a High Court Judge to grant an exclusion zone of some four miles around the Stones.

The travellers had left from Savernake Forest, land managed by the Earl of Cardigan (David Brudenell-Bruce, Earl of Cardigan) on behalf of his father, the Marquess of Ailesbury. Lord Cardigan decided to follow the convoy on motorbike, together with his friend John Moore.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3Ytm...yer_detailpage
http://youtu.be/N3YtmBD_thM

After gathering for the previous night in Savernake Forest, the convoy set off on the morning of 1 June.

An exclusion zone had been declared four miles (6.4 km) around Stonehenge and the convoy hoped to breach this, and spend the solstice in sight of the henge. The police set up a roadblock near Shipton Bellinger about seven miles (11 km) from Stonehenge, by tipping three lorry loads of gravel across the road.

There were outbreaks of violence in which several members of the Convoy received head injuries.The miners' strike ended earlier in the same year, and comparison was made with the tactics that were used by the police during the strikes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBkwk...yer_detailpage
http://youtu.be/IBkwkbTX1Rk

The Convoy and referred to in the media as the "Peace Convoy" from setting up at the 11th Stonehenge Free Festival at Stonehenge in Wiltshire...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iicWq...yer_detailpage
http://youtu.be/iicWq58MtAM

The police set up a roadblock near Shipton Bellinger about seven miles (11 km)...



http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Solstice

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stonehenge

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_the_Beanfield
Quatermass (John Mills), now living in retirement in Scotland, travels to London in search of his granddaughter, Hettie Carlson , who has gone missing. He is shocked by the scale of the urban collapse that has struck the city – law and order has broken down and marauding gangs terrorise the litter strewn, decaying streets...

Appearing as a guest on a television programme covering the "Hands in Space" project, a joint space mission between the United States and Russia, Quatermass is horrified when the two spacecraft are destroyed by some unknown force...

Quatermass is intrigued by the behaviour of a group of hippie-like youngsters known as the 'Planet People' who are travelling to various Neolithic sites where they believe they will be transported to a better life on another planet...

Christopher Knight / Hiram Key & Beyond Pyramids Interview...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quatermass_(TV_serial)

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